In August, VOX teens hosted two groups of peers from Kate's Club, a local nonprofit that empowers children and teens after the death of a parent or sibling.
At VOX, teens from Kate's Club participated in self-expression workshops, where VOX teens facilitated writing and art portions so that the teens experiencing grief could have an outlet to express themselves. Some of their written work will be up on our blog next week to bring awareness to Chlid Grief Awareness Month (penned "Blue November"), but today, we're sharing their artistic work and a behind-the-scenes snapshot of the workshops, in honor of Children's Grief Awareness Day.
Click here to access the photo gallery and check out all the photos, and for more about Kate's Club and their programming, visit their website here.
VOX Teen Communications celebrated its 20th anniversary Homecoming Week with trivia, tiaras and tributes honoring two decades of raising teen voices across metro Atlanta. The week kicked off with Journalism Trivia Night hosted by the news savvy teens in our INC Journalism Club. Senior Cole Sullivan played emcee and managed to stump even the veteran journalists in the room, including Georgia Trend editor in chief Susan Percy and WXIA 11 Alive’s Evelyn Mims and Meoshie Batiste with his Journalists Who Got It Wrong! category, created especially for the evening (for the record, the full name of the disgraced Washington Post reporter who had to give back a Pulitzer after admitting she made up the story “Jimmy’s World” was Janet Cooke).
On Wednesday night, VOX’s Girls Group and Guys Group teamed up to co-host the illuminating and educational Boy-Girl Dialogue. Among the topics tackled? How to avoid being “friend zoned” ...
Lemesha’s voice on the phone message sounded just like it did 20 years ago, snapping me back to 1993 and the lessons she taught me as an emerging nonprofit leader. I giggled, listening to her voice, and jumped to celebrate her reunion with VOX by sharing her photo around the office.
I’ve kept a photo of 18-year-old Lemesha and her 2-year-old daughter on my desk for 20 years. She’s a brilliant and poignant reminder of VOX’s humble, tenacious and idealistic beginnings – as well as the complexities of environment, policy, and people that running a human-services organization must manage.
Lemesha and I (and a dozen other teens) shared some very powerful and important times as co-founders of VOX, but I lost touch with her two years later, during her first year of college. I was sad. I felt guilty. I couldn’t find her. But I’ve kept her in my ...